Browsing All Posts filed under »Snacks and Starters«

Courgette and Chorizo Tarts

September 30, 2012

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Tasty little individual tarts made with a thyme and parmesan pastry then filled with courgette and chorizo.

Baked Eggs

May 1, 2012

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A simple lunch of baked eggs...with a side order of pancetta and some crusty bread.

Chocolate Popcorn

April 8, 2012

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Oh, I almost forgot. Here is my vague nod towards Easter chocolatiness. Fresh popcorn, drizzled with melted white chocolate, sprinkled with ‘hundreds and thousands’, a pinch of salt and Cadbury’s mini eggs. Good for Easter weekend movie viewing. Happy Easter.

Reuben Sandwich

January 11, 2012

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A self-imposed healthy eating plan over the last few months has put many foods out of our reach. Due to spending too much time watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives we keep craving big dirty sandwiches like the ‘Reuben‘. Today we could stand it no longer so I tweeted the loaf and asked if they had baked any rye […]

Ed’s Minestrone

November 6, 2011

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An interview with a man about how he makes his soup.

Tortilla de Patatas

June 3, 2011

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Just a little ‘Something for the Weekend’. In the days before children, Ed used to often make something like this on a Friday night after work. Something to tide us over until dinner. The truth of the matter was, once we’d had this and a few beers, we rarely got round to bothering with dinner. […]

Kale Crisps

March 25, 2011

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Surely not. It can’t be true that I never got around to writing about kale crisps. We’d better fix that. Right here, right now. Kale is the only edible thing valiantly flourishing away in the garden at the moment. I’m a bit of a fan of the stuff. Have you noticed? Ever since enjoying several […]

Ed’s Sausage Rolls

January 23, 2011

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  A food post?  By me?  Surely some mistake? It’s all true, I did indeed make the sausage rolls in the pictures. They were the product of a happy accident that grew out of the usual christmas fridge surplus, coupled with me having time on my hands.  Add to that my closet weakness for savoury […]

Saturday Staples – Crispy Chicken

November 27, 2010

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Crispy Chicken get’s eaten in our house more regularly than anything else because it is a child friendly quick tea. I would feel bad about that if I bought it from the supermarket ready done. I don’t feel so guilty about this homemade version though because it’s low-fat and I can choose the quality of […]

Saturday Staples – Stuffed ‘tatoes

November 20, 2010

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The 2nd of a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment, scales or unusual ingredients. If I make jacket potatoes, I make an oven full. Not because we are greedy, oh no. […]

Gyoza

August 13, 2010

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We’ve loved Gyoza, or pot sticker dumplings, since we first tried them. We make a regular trip to Wagamama’s or Yo Sushi! for a fix. After a visit to the chinese supermarket in Derby with Apryl of Meridian Ariel we finally had some dumpling wrappers so I set about making them myself. I was a […]

Sandwich

August 5, 2010

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This is not so much a blog post as some photographs of a man made sandwich. Occasionally Ed manages to escape the office and come home for lunch. As he travels around the country to different construction sites for his job he doesn’t manage to do that too often so it’s a nice treat.

Risotto Balls

June 2, 2010

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I think I may have to rename our blog. Balls we make? It’s getting out of hand, I realise. I have leftovers, I can’t bear to waste them. I turn them into something spherical, roll them in panko crumbs and fry them. It’s becoming a habit. But hey, I created dinner out of something that […]

Chicken Balls

May 14, 2010

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We had meatballs for tea. Not ordinary meatballs, but child friendly crispy roast chicken ones. This is the meat I picked off last nights leftover roast chicken. Doesn’t seem like much does it? But it’s about to make 27 tasty things. I threw it into the Food Processor and George pressed the button to smoosh it […]

George’s Mini Pizza’s

January 16, 2010

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I wanted a pizza for lunch, but all we had was crumpets, so I asked Mum if I could make some mini pizzas out of them. The ingredients are one crumpet, some tomato puree and ketchup, cheddar cheese and parmesan and a snipped up Peperami. The tomatoeyness squidges into the holes in the crumpets. First […]

Fresh from the Oven – Curry Stuffed Buns

September 28, 2009

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I have recently joined a group called ‘Fresh From the Oven’ which is a monthly bread baking group. In essence the group has a monthly challenge to all bake their version of a given bready recipe. This months challenge was curry stuffed buns. I made them really early in the month and have been desperate to post this […]

Monday is Risotto Night

September 7, 2009

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As you may have read from earlier post, we often have risotto on a Monday. If there is meat left from the Sunday roast I will concoct a pie or some sort of crispy meat dish, but this Weekend was a bit topsy turvy and we had our Sunday Roast on Friday. The leftover roast chicken […]

Courgette Flowers

August 12, 2009

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I’ve got so much to do today as we are off camping in North Wales, so I shouldn’t really be posting about stuffing courgettes. That said our very cute Border Terrier Ernie is snuggled on my lap and tea is mashing in the pot so I have a few moments to spare before the chores begin. Our friends […]

Courgette Soup

August 5, 2009

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Ian Fischer, who we follow on Twitter and who also has a lovely vegetarian Blog here asked about our version of courgette soup. Neither Ed nor I can believe that not only have we never photographed it but we have never even got around to photographing our courgettes growing, post-harvest or in Ed’s very successful courgette […]